One Direction – Straight To The Top


One Direction land at No1 on this week’s Singles Chart with their fifth single ‘Live While We’re Young’ – their fourth appearance in the Irish Top 10 and their second No1 after their debut ‘What Makes You Beautiful’, which spent four weeks on top exactly a year ago.

Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’ continues its climb up the chart - up a place to No2 - while the Script drop two places to No3. There are two major climbers in this week’s Top 10: Rihanna climbs twelve places from No17 to No5 with ‘Diamonds’ and Jason Mraz leaps from No27 to No10 with ‘I Won’t Give Up’, a new peak for a song that first charted back in April. Swedish DJ Otto Knows has the second new entry of the week with his debut single ‘Million Voices’ at No19, a place ahead of the next new entry at No20 for Ellie Goulding with ‘Anything Could Happen’ – her fourth appearance in this chart.

After breaking 2012 sales records in the USA and UK, Mumford & Sons take a second week at No1 on the Irish Album Chart with ‘Babel’ – and in the process deny a third consecutive No1 to Muse, who debut in runners up position with their sixth studio album ‘The 2nd Law’. Similarly, Damien Dempsey releases his sixth studio album this week and he enters the chart at No3 with ‘Almighty Love’ – his fifth Top 5 album in Ireland, although to-date only 2005’s ‘Shots’ has reached the top. The third and final new entry in this week’s Top 10 is at No9 for Van Morrison with his jazz-infused Blue Note release ‘Born To Sing: No Plan B’. This is his first Top 10 album since 2002, when ‘Down The Road’ debuted and peaked at No6.

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